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Watch Gas Monkey Garage’s Richard Rawlings crash in match race vs. NHRA’s Leah Pritchett

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In addition to all the series regulars she races on the NHRA Top Fuel drag racing circuit, Leah Pritchett is always game for a good match race.

While enjoying an off-weekend from the 24-race NHRA season, Pritchett and Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan last Saturday took part in the fourth annual Roadkill Nights Celebrity Drag Race on a 1/8-mile temporary drag strip on famed Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan.

Leah Pritchett (photo: NHRA)

Pritchett reached the finals, but lost to famed WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg, who donated the $10,000 price to his charity, “Ahero”, which connects veterans with patriotic members of local communities by organizing outdoor events and social activities.

But Goldberg’s win wasn’t the most talked about event of the evening. That distinct “honor” went to Richard Rawlings, star of several car-related shows on the Discovery Network, including Gas Monkey Garage and Fast And Loud.

While racing Pritchett in the first round, Rawlings, driving a brand new 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and after an impressive burnout … well, let’s just say he got the 707-horsepower muscle car out of the groove on the very narrow temporary dragstrip.

And before he could say “I spun my tires,” Rawlings lost control and plowed into the concrete lane barrier at an estimated 70 mph.

Pritchett had a great zinger to Rawlings after the incident: “It was pretty unique, Richard. I’ve never gone down the return road when the other competitor is still going down the racetrack. It’s a first for us all.”

While the driver’s side damage could have been a lot worse, the normally big-talking Rawlings admitted “I just got beat by the fastest woman in the world. I’m good with that.”

According to TheDrive.com, one fan had plenty to say to Rawlings.

“You showboated all the way into the wall!” the fan yelled at Rawlings. “That sucks big time.”

Check out the video of Rawlings’ faux pas:

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Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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